Jaguar Land Rover of Boston
Herb Chambers developed a new Jaguar Land Rover auto dealership at the locations previously occupied by the Herb Chambers Honda and Infiniti dealerships at 1186-1190 and 1192-1198 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. The goal was to create a category-leading, first-class new facility that contributed meaningfully to the Commonwealth Ave. streetscape and architecture.
The new 4-story building is contemporary in style, with approximately 192,000 SF in total floor area. It includes showrooms, offices, service bays, vehicle storage, and customer amenities, including lounges. The project is supported by approximately 537 off-street parking spaces within the building and approximately 58 surface spaces.
The permitting and logistics of the project were challenging due to the presence of the existing, outdated one-story dealership buildings, a confined site, and the need to complete the City of Boston’s Large Project Review permitting process. Crocker Design Group provided state and city permitting consulting services in collaboration with CHA Consulting and the Regent Associates, including City of Boston BPDA, Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC), MWRA and Parks Department. We also helped expedite the time to construction by helping Chambers separately procure city permits to demo the existing buildings while the overall design team was still finishing the construction drawings and overall building permit process. The project was still in progress during the City of Boston’s Covid construction shutdown, which Crocker helped the development team navigate.